Alabama inmate dies in apparent suicide

January 17, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prison inmate has died in a suspected suicide.

The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a news release that they are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery County.

Prison officials said 49-year-old Paul Ford was found Wednesday hanging by a bed sheet in his cell about 2:30 p.m. Ford was unresponsive and was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.

Ford was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in 1988 after being convicted of murder in Talladega County.